Looking Back: My first ever design board by Zoe Mac

Look back at my early interiors work I always cringe a little but it's also nice to see how far I've come.  

Below is the first mood board I had ever created for the living room of some imaginary clients: a hair & make up stylist, her producer husband and their sweet little girl.  I wanted to create a space that was super glam but comfortable and accessible.  

The furniture, finishes and fabrics board I created is very different to what I would do today but my love for pink and blue is forever!

Cheerful, Cheap & Chic Apartment Upgrade by Zoe Mac

A fun project I took on last year was helping a client/ friend inject some much needed color into her drab short term apartment in Washington DC.  She had purchased a "package" of the basic furniture items - sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs - but was feeling like the apartment had no color, no life and was basically depressing.  Working with a seriously limited budget of $1,000 I proposed a selection of cheap and chic accessories in warm colors like red, orange and yellow with with pops of fresh blues.  I also suggested she get herself to a Home Depot to pick up some plants - always the fastest way to add life to a space!.    

I was also tasked with finding some fun accessories for her 3 year old daughter's bedroom since it was feeling a little bare.  Her parents had generously given her the larger bedroom of the two, so she had lots of space, but not a lot of furniture.  She did have a great bed and colorful quilt, so we built on that foundation adding a striped rug, some fun artwork, colorful lamps, and a collection of pillows and poufs.  Kids rooms are so fun to work on!